“If all little girls have always turned to their mothers, I was different. I loved my father a lot; he was the most important person to me.
However, my relationship with my mother was far from harmonious. She never praised me, often scolded me, and shouted at me.
During my childhood, she could put me in the corner for hours, and as an adult, she could even slap me.
Every time my father noticed this, he always yelled at her and defended me. Then, my mother behaved reservedly in his presence, but as soon as he left for work, she would start again.
I looked at my friends who adored their mothers, and I couldn’t understand them.
When I finished school, I received devastating news: my father passed away. His heart couldn’t take it, and he didn’t survive to see me graduate.
After school, I entered university, where I met my boyfriend, who eventually proposed to me. However, when my mother found out that Kirill and I were dating, she insulted me and claimed that I had become a shameful woman.
Kirill introduced me to his parents, and I was very anxious, but they accepted me as their own daughter. I had never felt so much love within a family before.
They immediately embraced me as one of their own. There was still one last step: introducing my mother to Kirill.
Kirill was aware of my difficult relationship with my mother, so he was prepared for a lot. But what my mother told me exceeded all my expectations.
I said it was a pity that my father didn’t make it to this moment. My mother replied, ‘Well, what difference does it make? He wasn’t your real father anyway.
Your biological father is somewhere alive, probably drinking under a park bench.
As soon as he found out I was pregnant, he left. You were only one when your stepfather appeared.’
All this time, I lived with the belief that he was my real father. But even after hearing this news, I still love him. I have no intention of seeking my biological father.
My mother didn’t even attend my wedding, claiming she was too busy. And honestly, I’m glad she didn’t; she could have ruined the celebration.”